BENEFIT CONCERT: Ken and Jane Brooks will be in concert at the Cambridge Grange Hall located at the intersection of Route 150 and Route 152 on Saturday, October 1st from 7 to 9 PM. This duet will be performing acoustic music, folk, bluegrass, gospel and classic country favorites. Doors will open at 6 PM. Refreshments available during the evening. This is a by donation event. The concert will be sponsored by the Cambridge Valley Grange to benefit hall improvements. For more information contact 277-4671.
NOKOMIS FOOTBALL 31 DAY GUN RAFFLE: This is the final week to purchase your tickets for the Nokomis Football Boosters 31 Day Gun Raffle. One ticket will give the holder 31 chances to win. Drawings begin on Saturday, October 1st. A prize drawn each day through October 31st. Among the prizes available will be archery bows, rifles, shotguns and handguns. Sportsmen and women can stop by the Moosehead Trading Post on the Oxbow Road in Palmyra to inquire about the prizes which include a Beretta Semi-Automatic 22 Rifle and a Benelli 12 Guage Shotgun. Each prize is valued between $200 and $600 and your ticket makes you eligible to win each, even if you have already won a prize. Tickets are available at Moosehead Trading Post, Muffler King, Moosehead Trail, Newport or a participating sports booster member.
The Peoples United Methodist Church will be holding a fall yard and rummage sale on Saturday, October 1st from 8 AM to 2:30 PM. There will be a bake sale, adult and children’s clothing, jewelry, appliances, furniture, plus more. Donation items in good clean order are currently being accepted. Donations may be dropped off at the church or contact and leave a message at 368-4404 to schedule a pick-up of donated items. The church is located at 131 Main Street.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE: The Meridian Splendor Lodge along with the American Red Cross will be holding their 1st Annual Blood Drive on Saturday, October 1st from 11 AM to 4 PM. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card. The Meridian Splendor Lodge is located on Route 7 in Newport. For appointments contact 1-800-733-2767 or visit
The American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing approximately 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. The Red Cross also plays a leading role in protecting the safety of donors and patients and increasing the availability of blood. It has been among the first to help develop and implement testing for infectious diseases and is frequently the single major contributor to clinical trials to improve blood safety. Providing life-saving blood and blood products to patients is a key component of the Red Cross mission to help people in times of emergency and disasters.
TABLE SPACE AVAILABLE: A Craft Fair will be held at the Harmony Community Center on Saturday, November 5th from 9 AM to 3 PM. Five foot tables will be available for $10 and card tables for $5. Proceeds from this event will be used to benefit future building repairs. The community center is located at 2 Mainstream Road. For more information contact Carolyn at 683-5237 or Cheryl 683-5621.
PUBLIC SUPPER: There will be a public baked bean supper on Friday, September 30th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the Dexter American Legion Hall. This supper is sponsored by the GFWC/Dexter Women’s Literary Club and proceeds will be used for community projects. There is a $7 suggested donation at the door. The menu will include baked beans, hot dogs, chop suey, coleslaw, biscuits, rolls, and gingerbread with whipped cream. The Legion Hall is located at 15 Grove Street.
The Wayside Grange will be holding a meatloaf supper on Saturday, October 1st from 5 to 6:30 PM. In addition to meatloaf, the menu will include, mashed potatoes, salad, vegetables, assorted desserts, lemonade and coffee. The cost per meal will be $7. The Wayside Grange Theatre is located at 861 North Dexter Road on Route 23. For more information contact Chester at 924-5711 or Facebook Wayside Grange Theatre.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4298/Auxiliary will be hosting a benefit supper on Friday, September 30th from 5 to 7 PM. The menu includes, homemade macaroni and cheese with ham, green beans, rolls, drinks and a dessert. This event is a fundraiser for The Moving Wall, which is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans National Memorial that is located in Washington D.C. The goal is to bring the wall to Dexter. The supper will be located at the VFW Post at 20 Cedar Street. For more information, contact David at 270-0286.
GUN CLUB SIGHT-IN: The Big Pine Gun Club will host a free, open to the public "sight-in" at the club range on Saturday, October 1st. The range opens at 9 AM. Come see the new 400 yard rifle range and bring your favorite deer rifle and get sighted in for the upcoming season. The club range is on Route 150.
HARVEST JAMBOREE: The Annual Harvest Jamboree of the Blanchard Preservation Society will be held on Saturday, October 1st at the Meeting House at the center of town. The music will be provided by the old time string band Timberdoddle, consisting of Toby Hall, Mike Kagan, Sam Brown, and Stu Moore. There may also be an appearance by a couple of surprise guests. The music begins at 7 PM. Admission will be by donation of $5 at the door, which opens at 6 PM. Refreshments will also be sold, beginning at 6:30 PM for the benefit of the Society. For more information contact Ann Beach at 876-3614.
BAKED BEAN SUPPER: The Guilford United Methodist Church will be serving a baked bean supper on Saturday, October 1st from 5 to 6:30 PM. Also included on the menu will be chop suey, hot dogs, biscuits, rolls, potato salad, coleslaw, and gingerbread with whipped cream. The cost per meal will be by donation. The church is located at 3 School Street.
NAMI SUPPORT GROUP: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be holding a support group meeting on Tuesday, September 27th from 6:30 to 8 PM. Katherine Perkins, the new Region 3 Respite Manager for NAMI Maine, will be arriving at 5:30 PM to give a presentation about the variety of ways respite hours can be used depending on a family’s circumstance and she will also clarify details of the respite program. The meeting and presentation will be held at the Mayo Hospital in the Borestone Room at 897 West Main Street.
MaineStream Finance will be offering free business workshops and classes, Business 101, by James Macomber on Tuesday, September 27th at 6 PM. These workshops will provide an overview of the pros and cons of operating a microenterprise or small business. Explain what a business plan is and why it is needed, including resources for business development.The class will be located at 50 North Street. For more information or to register visit, contact 1-800-215-4942 extention 2476, or email MaineStream Finance (MSF) is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as a subsidiary of Penquis CAP, Inc., a community action program based in Bangor.
THRIFT SHOP: The Good Steward Thrift Shop of the Unity United Methodist Church is having a 50% off sale on Saturday, October 1st from 9 AM to 3 PM. The store is located at 17 Depot Street, next door to the church. There will be men’s, woman’s and kid’s clothing, home furnishings, sports, books and toys. The fall and winter lines will be on display the following week on Saturday, October 8th.
FCRAFT FAIR VENDOR SOUGHT: The Hartland Children’s Holiday Fund 36th Annual Christmas Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 AM to 2 PM. The fair will be held at the Irving Tanning Community Center at 62 Elm Street. Admission will be free and there will be a bake sale and lunch available during the day. Tables are currently available and all craft vendors are encouraged to reserve table space by calling 938-2813. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide Christmas presents for children.
The St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will be holding a turkey pie supper on Saturday, October 1st from 4:30 to 6 PM. The menu will include all meat turkey pie, mashed potato, gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, rolls, drinks and homemade dessert. The cost per meal will be $8 and $4 for children under the age of 12. This supper is to benefit the Tri-Town Food Bank. The church is located at 900 Main Street on Route 2 and is handicapped accessible with ample parking.
CRAFT FAIR: A craft fair will be held at the Palmyra Community Center on Saturday, October 1st from 9 AM to 3 PM. Crafters wishing to reserve space can do so for $20 or $25 with a table. This event is sponsored by the Palmyra Community Center Boosters. For more information contact Joann Brown at 735-3518 or email:
St. Martin's Church will be holding a turkey pie supper on Saturday, October 1st from 4:30 to 6 PM with all proceeds to go to the food cupboard. The Modern Woodsmen of the World will match all funds raised at the supper. The menu includes all meat turkey pie, gravy, mashed potato, cranberry sauce, whole kernel corn, coleslaw, rolls, and dessert. The church is located at 900 Main Street.